Shelf Respect by Annie Austen

Decluttering is all the rage, but what do you do when your preferred interior decor is miles of overstuffed bookshelves? If you can’t bring yourself to clear your collection, SHELF RESPECT will validate your life choices.

Do you alphabetise your books or organise by genre… or (heaven forbid) colour? Have you merged your collection with your other half’s? (And do you write your name inside the cover, just in case?) Do you keep all the books you’ve read, or only the most cherished? Is there such a thing as too many books? (No.)

Bound to provoke (good-natured) debate between Bibliophiles, SHELF RESPECT is a charmingly illustrated book in defence of towering TBR piles and overflowing shelves… no matter how you choose to organise them.

How did I get the book? Christmas Present

Genre: Non-Fiction

Review: Shelf Respect is definitely the kind of book that ends up with a bibliophile. Either (as with me) in form of a present or because it’s spotted in a bookshop and the title alone requires the book to come home with you.

This book is a fun read, you have lists for books, book titles, famous peoples book cases. There are chapters about the organisation of book shelves, a sensitive topic if ever there was one. History of bookcases, etc.

I enjoyed myself reading this and I think for the intended audience it’s certainly a charming addition to what will no doubt be an overflowing library.

Review by Luna


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